~My Kinda Town @ Rotofugi Sept 25th-Oct. 11th

A very cool show with lots of great artist, most artist i was familar with a few i wasnt...it was pleasant to see a great gathering of talented chicagoans...

a few pics from my faves in the show...

~jeremiah kettner

~scott seeley

~(DDL) delicious design league

~joey d

~joey potts

~travis lampe

Participating Artists (sorry if I forgot anyone!)....

* • Anne Leuck Feldhaus
* • Anthony Lewellen
* • Chad Kouri
* • Chris Elioppoulos
* • Chucho
* • Dan Grzeca
* • Darick Maason
* • Dave Krys
* • David Rettker
* • David Soukup
* • Delicious Design League
* • Diana Sudyka
* • Ervin Orion
* • Gabe Lanza
* • Jason Chalker
* • Jay Byrnes
* • Jeremiah Ketner
* • Jeremy Tinder
* • Joe Tallarico
* • Joey D.
* • Joey Potts
* • Justine Berger
* • Kelly Pelka
* • Lana Crooks
* • Lisa Kuppinger
* • Max Bare
* • Mitch O’Connell
* • Netherland
* • Oh No Doom
* • Peabe
* • Phineas X. Jones
* • Revise
* • Rod Hunting
* • Shawn Smith
* • Travis Lampe

...a full set of my pics HERE

~~Enjoy, and always Be Golden!


~Three Hearts Club...T-shirts available!!!

In the midst of tragedy, the passing of crew member Nazon “Kep” Simmons,
the legendary 90's era Chicago graffiti crew has reunited. In the days
following the funeral, a message board was set up as a place where crew
members, many now dispersed throughout the country, could discuss the
loss. The reunion of the crew, sparked discussion of new collaborations.

Collaborative murals, music compilations, gallery exhibitions and an art
book were all discussed, but t-shirts were agreed upon by all to be the
best first project. "T-shirts are something we always talked about doing
back in the day. The crew has always been very deep talent wise, but
nobody ever had the funds to get it going. Now that everybody is working
in the real world, we could all put up a little money to make it happen.
I'm sure Kep would be proud that he brought us together and sparked our
creativity one more time."
said Dan Ezra Lang a member of the Three Hearts
Club. It's was agreed that a percentage of all the profits from the sales
generated from the t-shirt line and future projects will go directly to
the fallen crew members family.

Most of the crew submitted designs for the first batch of t-shirts. From
the 46 designs submitted, 5 were chosen, via public voting on the Three
Hearts Club flickr page

The batch of shirts feature a diverse group of designs by Chicago graffiti
legends, Love One, Chris Silva, Dan Ezra Lang, Dave Israel Cuesta and
Anthony Lewellen. The selection is authentically urban, unquestionably
original and has the look and feel that has built the reputation of the

The Three Hearts Club (also know as The Hash Crew) was formed in 1990 by
dj and music producer Fred Ones while at the School of the Art institute
of Chicago. THC has continued to expand it's roster and boasts one of the
most diverse list of members in the history of Chicago graffiti. The crew
is known for it's ability to mix classic graffiti style with a looser,
more abstract visual language. “There is no question that the wide
spectrum of influences and approaches within the crew is one it's greatest
strengths. Everyone brings something to the table and we're all pretty
laid back in general... one of the few crews with a more self-deprecating
approach. In the crew there are fine artists, graffiti artists, comic
artists, art directors, designers, musicians, dj's...even a reverend
doctor, but there are no hard lines drawn, all these elements overlap and
that's clear in this first run of shirts."
said Anthony Lewellen.

The t-shirts will be available at the newly launched bopzink.com and
select midwest retailers.

For other crew related goodies check out:threeheartsclub.com/

The Highest Calling, Be Golden!


~A Dream In Pictures 1

_for me, it starts in a skatepark...

-cody hudson install, with painted skatedecks on a staircase...stacks of drawings tossed in between...

-I wander around the artshow/skatepark and meet angel and her mom...hi mom!

(jump forward in my dream)

-me and susan sarandon having a converstion...

-we strip....

-we get ino the shower....

...and like clockwork i wake before sexytime...=(

--that was a fun excercise...

Be Golden


~Solve Lives Article (updated with pics)

(From a previous Blog)

Last Sunday the Madison Wisconsin paper The Capital Times Wisconsin State Journal...had an article on the front page of their art and entertainment section honoring and talking at length about a new exhibition of mural boards created in Brendan 'Solve' Scanlon's honor.

"Other pieces are more whimsical. A panel created by DJ Burton and Laedan Galicia of Kansas City looks like notebook paper with big, doodled flowers and vividly colored houses, city streets winding through in purple and red. It recalls SOLVE's youth -- he wasn't long out of high school, where he was a constant doodler.

A piece by an artist called "Nice One" recalls anime and graphic novel art, while Brooks B. Golden's Illuminati triangle hovering on a cloud pops off the wall with bright oranges, purples and blues."

Full Article Here

get solve memorial shirts and free stickers ...http://www.solvelives.com/

rest in peace brendan

be golden

~Photo/Image blog 3 "Open up and say Aaah!"

Be Golden


~Pine..@ Chicago Art Department this weekend!

Bridgette Buckley, Stacy Peterson & Sighn
Opening: September 11, 2009 6-10pm
Chicago Art Department
1837 S Halsted
Chicago, IL


~Fall smART Show happening this weekend!

Start the fall arts season off with the right foot...All those of you interested in seeing my new work, as well as works by 100+ talented artist need to come to flat iron building in wicker park (six corners, you know it)
I'll be showing along with 15 other great artist at Sapere Art , Third floor of the flat Iron building....

Visit sapereart.com for more info and a coupon to get ya in the door to cover the "suggested" 5 dollar cover...

Visit smARTshow.orgfor a glimpse at the artist participating and other smART show news

thanks guys

be golden


~Photo/Image blog 2 "Sneaky Erotica"

..no long explanations this time, just interesting pics/images that inspire me...

lets start on an interesting note...

be golden